Chris Michaels, Digital Director, The National Gallery, London

Chris Michaels, Digital Director at the National Gallery, discusses digital as an integral part of a museum’s broader strategy and vision, and explains how technology can help connect visitors to the  museum objects they encounter  in meaningful ways. Acknowledging that there is no perfect map for museum digital strategy, he shares his belief in embedding…

Renae Mason, Senior Digital Producer, Gallagher & Associates

Navigating the rough surf of museums in the digital age means not just understanding the guiding principles of user-centered design, but also being able to anticipate the next digital curve for which precedents do not exist. With undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Communications and a masters in New Media Arts and Production, Australia native Renae…

Lyndsay Kibiloski, Digital Media Specialist, Mint Museum of Art

Lyndsay Kibilosky is the digital media specialist at The Mint Museum of Art, located in Charlotte, NC. Lyndsay shares her experiences The Mint and her transition from graphic design into web content development.  Some important tips are discussed regarding what people interested in going into the field can do now to go into it. While…

Lucy Redoglia, Former Social Media Manager, LACMA

In my interview with Lucy Redoglia, we spoke of all things social, the importance of varied content across social channels, and the need for innovative thinking when museums approach their digital strategy. Ms. Redoglia, the former Social Media Manager for LACMA and a vet of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, spoke eloquently about how lucky…

Lowell Robinson, Director of Digital Experience Lab, Exploratorium

On October 16 I interviewed Lowell Robinson, Director of the Digital Experience Lab at the Exploratorium in San Fransisco. During the interview, Mr. Robinson informed told me about his background in digital media, in particular abstract cinema. This is different than the “usual” fine arts background which other museum professionals have, yet it has helped…

Sarah Banks, Manager of Online Engagement, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Sarah Banks is the Manager of Online Engagement at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Sarah has a fascinating background that led her in a round-about way to this position. As an undergraduate at Haverford College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania she majored in comparative religion and Judaism graduating in 2005 with her Bachelor’s…

April Kirk, Executive Director, Historic Stranahan House Museum

Interviewing April Kirk was an interesting experience. April Kirk is the Executive Director at the Historic Stranahan House Museum but that’s not the only hat she wears. The Historic Stranahan House Museum is a non-profit that employs 7 employees, three of which are full time and four of which are part time. The employees range…

Robbie Sexton, Social Media Manager, Art Institute of Chicago

Robbie Sexton is the social media manager and content designer at the Art Institute of Chicago. He began working there almost 6 years ago as a content editor on the blog and has worked his way up to be the sole person in charge of the Art Institute’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog,…

Rebecca Aloisi, Vice President for Marketing, George Washington’s Mount Vernon

I interviewed Rebecca Aloisi, Vice President for Marketing at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Rebecca recently received recognition for five years of service to Mount Vernon. Rebecca earned her Bachelor degree in Spanish and Linguistics before achieving her Master’s in Marketing. While she recognizes and stated that her undergrad did not have anything to do with…

Helen Wahle, Former Social Media Manager, Museum of Tolerance

  The person that I interviewed for my guests expert interview was Helen Wahle. After graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Helen served as the social media intern for several non-profits. She eventually was hired by the Museum of Tolerance as their Social Media Manager, helping to build their social media platform. She…